There have been mixed reactions across Benin city over the appointment of Miss Afie Braimoh as commissioner. Miss Afie Braimoh who is the daughter of Senator Yisa Braimoh who represented Edo north senatorial district from 2007 to 2011 under the people’s democratic party, was nominated by the Governor Godwin Obaseki’s led administration alongside six others. This was disclosed in a statement released on Thursday by the secretary to the state government, barrister Osarodion Ogie. He said “said while the appointment of the Special Adviser takes immediate effect, the Commissioner-nominees will await screening and confirmation from the Edo State House of Assembly.”

Some indegines of the State both at home and in Diaspora are furious over the appointment, citing that the Commissioner nominee Miss Afie Braimoh resides abroad and lacks the experience and capacity to serve as Commissioner in a State where she didn’t grow up, acusing the governor of lobsided appointment and nepotism. In a viral video welcoming her to Nigeria, Miss Afie Braimoh admited she could not speak the language of the people but would definitely find a way to communicate with them. ” I’m going to try and learn their language, and try and make sure that we can communicate,” she said.

Who is Miss Afie Braimoh

Apart from being a Senator’s daughter, Miss Afie Braimoh is also a Program Manager with over 20 years’ experience and has proven track record in Project Planning, Change Management and Quality Assurance across various sectors in Europe, US, and Africa. She attended both primary and secondary school in Lagos and Benue respectively, and has lived and worked in the UK and the US. She graduated from the University of Wolverhampton in 1993, with a 2.1 in B.A. (Hons) Economics and she’s happily married with three kids.

However some residents in the State see her appointment as a welcomed development and are hopes that she will bring her experience from working abroad to help the state become better Economically.

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